I fished the bank at the Gladstone stretch for approx 4 1/2 hrs. used bobber and prawns, steeles kitchen sink, neighbors dog, etc. didnt even get a sniff..whats is wrong with this River!!! am i not holding my mouth wright or what??? it was soooo good last year now i hear its spotty at the best. so i guess ill be off to the Santiam next week i have a friend that lives at Gates. he caught 5 last week, so ill give it a try. My thought is this, here is a river (Clackamas) that flows right through the middle of one of the most populated area,s in the state. You would think they would have returns up the "ying yang" it would be great for the fishing economy in the area. more fish you would sell more bait, sell more boats, at to pull that boat you would need to buy a new "gazzilion" dollor pickup!. I have herd so many lame excuses why the Game commission cant do it. I would gladly pay a extra $10.00 or more for licences if the Fish commision can raise the fish a little longer so they are more mature and we can get a better return...oh well I just had to vent!....one thing about the Clack, it will be a great swimming hole in Gladstone this year. you can count on that!!!!!